The biggest gamble Hollywood ever takes is when it hires A-list actors for a film that is 98% singing. The question always remains; is it better to get a wonderful vocalist who can sort of act or a top notch actor who can barely carry a tune?
Never one to use a straight 4/4 when a 13/12 rhythm will do, Bainbridge's musical spirit flies free on this prog tribute, as colourful, rich and majestic as the Hubble image that covers the digipak.
Celestial Fire's sweeping, often majestic music combined with thoughtful and literate lyrics create a one-two punch to both spirit and soul, resulting in a listening experience as devotional as it is entertaining.
This band had fans in high places and rightly so. This celebration captures their spirit well.